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Prep baseball
Morris 5, Geneseo 1: Matt Rowley and Alex Craig each had two hits and Lane Akre added a double, but it wasn't enough for the Maple Leafs.

Sherrard sweeps: With 13-1 and 17-7 wins over United, the Tigers improved to 7-2 and dropped the Red Storm to 0-10. Shaye Mora and Aaron Haskins each had four RBIs in the first game, and Mora also hit a home run. Nathan Earl and Hayden Bennett each had three hits and three RBIs in the second win. Darien Dowell had three RBIs in the second game. For United, Jack Whitsitt had a pair of hits in the first game and Kal Youngquist had three hits, including a triple and a home run, and three RBIs in the second contest.

Rock Falls sweeps E-P: Well on its way to a victory in the opening game of a twinbill sweep over Erie-Prophetstown, the Rock Falls Rockets poured it on. The Rockets scored nine runs in the top of the seventh innings en route to a 16-0, 8-3 sweep. Rock Falls out-hit the Panthers 21-7 and took advantage of seven E-P errors.

Prep softball
E-P sweeps at Byron: After Friday's 12-3 road win at Spring Valley Hall, the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers (11-2) showed once again how well they can travel by going to Byron and taking two with 5-1 and 11-6 nonconference victories. In the first game, Panthers pitcher Kylie Ackerman dominated the hosts with a four-hit, 11-strikeout gem, supported by two RBIs apiece from Kaeli Kovarik (two hits) and Stephanie Thulen. In the nightcap, Alicia Stout drove in three runs to lead the Panthers.

Boilers sweep Peoria: The Kewanee Boiler Girls (5-3) rolled to 15-5 and 10-0 nonconference victories over Peoria as Jen Kubinsky starred at the plate with five hits and five RBIs. In the nightcap, senior pitching ace Paige Reeser no-hit the Lions, striking out nine batters.

Prep boys track and field
Don Gooden Co-Ed Invitational: Kewanee sophomore Rolando Aguilar finished third in the 3200 (10:41.55) and fourth in the 1600 (4:47.29) to log the top times for the Boilermakers, who finished 11th out of 14 teams. Jacobii Jones tied for third in the high jump, clearing 5-feet, 10-inches.

Prep girls track and field
Rocks win: Rock Island won the 21-team Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational with 122 points, 45 more than runner-up Barrington. Mystique Thompson won the 100-meter dash in 12.47 seconds and Hannah Willhite captured the long jump with a personal-best distance of 17-feet, 1.25-inches. Thompson, LaCresha Linton, Cynthia Myers-Miles and Hannah Willhite won the 4x200 in 1:43.86. Thompson (200) and Agok Ayun (800) finished second in their respective races.

Don Gooden Co-Ed Invitational: Kewanee junior Raeshonda Chandler finished fourth in the 200 (28.59) and tied for fourth in the high jump (5-feet) to help the Boilergirls finish 12th out of 14 teams in the invitational.

Prep boys' tennis
Rockford Boylan quadrangular: The United Township Panthers finished in a three-way tie for first with four second-place finishes. In No. 1 singles, Stephen Golden fell in the championship match 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-6. In doubles, Thomas Osborne and Ardit Neziri finished runner-up in No. 1 doubles. Remy Halen and Andray Golden picked up a pair of wins to finish second.

Benet/Downers South Championship: Moline had a tough time against some of the state's elite teams. The Maroons dropped all three of their matches, falling to Hinsdale Central (5-0), Naperville North (4-1) and Benet Academy (3-2). The doubles team of Pranav Puri and Justin Rumley picked up a pair of wins -- vs. Naperville North and Benet. Moline finished eighth in the eight-team field.

Prep girls' soccer
Moline 5, Peoria Richwoods 2: The Maroons (5-1) extended their winning streak to five matches with their come-from-behind victory. Moline, which trailed 2-0 at halftime, received two goals apiece from Jamie Althiser and Emily Lindbloom. Katie Stewart also added a goal.

Rockford Boylan 7, United Township 0: Boylan scored four first-half goals in handing United Township (0-6) the loss at the Panther Pitch.

Alleman 4, Orion-Sherrard 1: Andria Serra and Emily Bollman each had two goals for the Pioneers (5-2) in their victory. Serra, Raven Wyatt and Katie Johannes all had assists for Alleman, which led 2-1 at half. Baillie McCunn scored her area-leading 13th goal in the loss.

Geneseo wins Urbana title: The Maple Leafs won the Urbana Invitational for the second consecutive year by beating Mahomet-Seymour (1-0) and Elgin St. Edward (6-0). Kylie Gerhardt's goal provided the only scoring against Mahomet-Seymour. In the finale, Heather Setser and Tara Fisher had goals. Goalkeeper Darci Dietrich had three shutouts on the weekend for Geneseo (6-1). Hannah Pace and Lauren Coulter were named to the all-tournament team.

College baseball
Vikings swept by Illinois Wesleyan: The Augustana Vikings fell 8-4 and 11-8 in the key CCIW matchup in Bloomington, despite out-hitting the Titans 28-20 (9-7 and 19-13). Danny Fifer, Grant Stewart, Nick Tenerelli and Kyle Lenihan all hit home runs for the Vikings (15-8, 7-4 CCIW), who are scheduled to host the Titans today at 1 p.m. at the Swanson-Brunner complex

St. Ambrose gets a pair of 5-3 wins: Matt Page had three RBIs in the first win and had four hits, including a double, in the second game as the SAU Fighting Bees swept Mount Mercy in Midwest Collegiate Conference road action. Tony Bakeris ripped a home run in the opener for the Bees (20-13, 10-8 MCC).

Black Hawk splits with Sandburg: After dropping the first contest 9-2, the Braves rebounded to defeat Carl Sandburg 4-1 in the second game of the Arrowhead Conference road twinbill. Former Rock Island High School prep Brinn Bell hit a double and a triple on the day, and secured the save in the victory. Jake Olsen had a pair of hits and two RBIs in the win, bringing Black Hawk's record to 14-10, 9-1 Arrowhead Conference.

College softball
Augie sweeps: Augustana earned 3-2 and 6-1 CCIW victories over Millikin. Chelsea Lavin scored the game-winning run for the Vikings in the 10th inning of the first game, and had a double and three RBIs in the second contest. Former Sherrard prep Ashley Anderson had four hits for Augustana in the first game. Pitchers Sarah Hintz and Anderson improved their records to 12-3 and 10-4, respectively, with the victories, and Augustana improved to 25-7, 6-2 CCIW overall.

St. Ambrose splits: SAU was blanked by Olivet Nazarene 6-0 in the first game, then shut out Robert Morris 12-0 in the second contest of the Ashford Jamboree in Morrison. Kaitlyn Reiser had the only two hits for the Bees in the loss. Ambrose was led by Kaci Krumreich in the second game as she had three hits, including a double and home run, and knocked in three runs. Reiser hit a triple in the second contest, with Stephanie Hebison also hitting a home run for the 22-15 Queen Bees.

College men's track and field
Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational: Augustana college's men's track & field team made a huge statement on Saturday in Macomb, winning the 13-team invite -- that included three NCAA Div. I teams -- by more than 30 points. The Vikings took first in seven events. David Devore and Isaac Smith won multiple events - Devore won the 200 and was a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays; with Smith winning the open 400 and ran on the 4x400 relay.

College men's lacrosse
Augustana 15, Hanover 12: Kevin Gleason led the Vikings with five goals, with Jesse Nagelburg putting in three. Goaltender Cody Burgdorff had 12 saves for the Vikings, whose records improved to 8-3, 5-1 MLC.

College women's lacrosse
Augustana 21, Mount St. Joseph 4: Hilary Kargl had a team-high five goals to lead Augustana and Olivia Mayer scored three times as 10 total Vikings scored. The victory allowed Augustana to remain undefeated and improve to 11-0, 5-0 MWLC.

College men's golf
Augustana Invitational: St. Ambrose and Black Hawk tied for fifth out of 17 teams, each scoring 619 at Pinnacle Country Club. Augustana placed 10th, shooting 650. Chad Nitz (76-73—149) and Josh Bousman (74-78-152) of Black Hawk tied for fifth and eighth, respectively. SAU's highest finishers were Luke Staudt (76-77--153) and Justin Gestout (77-76--153), who tied for 11th. Jake Groselak (75-81—156) was Augie's top finisher, tying for 21st.

College women's golf
Mount Mercy Spring Invitational: St. Ambrose finished sixth of nine teams, shooting a 395. SAU's Megan Miehe led SAU, tying for 12th individually.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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